Fibonacci at Foster

Did you know swirls are all around you?
Swirls, or spirals, are not just a shape but a pattern. And this pattern can be explained by the Fibonacci sequence, a series of numbers that, when drawn, create a spiral every time.

During our class today, I introduced the Kinder through 3rd graders to the SPIRAL. We talked about where we might see them – on the face of sunflowers, on a snail shell and on lettuce – and learned how to draw it freehand (with the lower grades) and on graph paper (following the Fibonacci sequence with the older grades).

Then we looked for the shape in the garden!

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Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.